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republican fight over funding and the affordable care act continues in texas, with the state's junior senator, ted cruz, leading the charge against the expansion of health care coverage in this country. >> i am publicly committed along with a number of other senators that under no circumstances will i vote for any continuing resolution that funds even one penny of obama care. now, why is it that every reporter in the media and a significant percentage of republicans assume with an impasse that president obama will never, ever give up his principles, so republicans have to give up theirs? if you have an impasse, you want to know one side or the other has to blink. how do we win this fight? don't blink. >> the senior senator from texas disagrees with his junior senator. >> even if you shut down the government, mandatory spending would continue to pay for the implementation of obama care. we're all on the same side when it comes to the objective. there is some difference of opinion as to the viability, or the likelihood of success of this particular tactic. >> a new survey from usa today shows t
why in a minute he's not just another whackadoo. live to dallas, texas, where ted cruz is about to speak in just a moment. see the big defund obama care banner which lets you know what the event is going to be like. also tonight the terrifying prospect that one result of the bankruptcy of the city of detroit could be the thousands of potential personal bankruptcies caused by the slashing of retirees' pensions. a full discussion on that is coming up. all that plus i am absolutely geeking out a little bit over what i think is the coolest car ever. the tesla. i will tell you why it's so cool but also why it's so important. >>> but tonight we begin with a man who i believe is the most dangerous politician on the american right. in october 2007 i sat in the media gallery of the united states supreme court and watched the solicitor general of texas argue on behalf of the state that he should have the ability to put to death a mexican national, jose, who had been convicted of raping and murdering two teenage girls in houston. he won that argument and he was executed by texas on august
better than we were and have been for a few yearses now. and yet, today, in texas, another round has just begun of unpaving the roads. seriously. in four counties in south texas, and two counties in west texas, today is the day state started converting paved roads into gravel roads. texas state department of trn transportation made the announcement last month. "since paving roads is too expensive and there's not enough funding to repave them all, our only other option to make them safer is to turn them into gravel roads. t "it's not like they're saying gravel roads are better, figured out grounds on which gravel roads are pleasing or sound, or get the most out of your performance car. those are not artisanal roads. roads in texas are being unpaved because pavement is something we cannot afford there anymore. in this part of texas it's happening because of the "sharp increase in heavy traffic due to the oil boom." the damage related to energy development has become so extensive that state and local authorities lack the funding to make all the repairs. the problem increased heavy equipment
with texas representative waukeen castro and the reverend al sharpton. >>> as the outrage over russia's anti-gay laws continue to grow, we're beginning to get a disturbing picture of what life is like there for its lgbt citizens. my guest tonight is russian, openly gay and about to flee the country. >>> plus, stop and frisk and edward snowden, what do they have in quhcommon? a whole lot more than you might think. >>> we begin on the front lines of voter suppression, with multiple developments across the country, not the least of which is the attorney general of the united states eric holder suing the state of texas, two states suing the federal government back, and a prominent republican lambasting the republican fwo b governor of north carolina over that state's brand new voting requirements. today the justice department announced plans to file a new lawsuit against the state of texas over its voteer i.d. law and intervene as a party in another case involving texas redistricting. attorney general holder said "he will not allow the prime court's recent decision to be interpreted as open sea
in for candy crowley and this is state of the union. >>> today a texas lightning rod. >> if we see a grass roots tsunami, that is going to be cause republicans and democrats to listen to the people. senator ted cruz on why he hopes the wave that carried him into the senate is still strong enough to wash away obamacare. and jim demint and former governor howard dean. >> i think we're going to have another constitutional crisis in terms of the presidency. >>> plus the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. we start with breaking news out of syria this morning. the syrian government has reached an agreement with the united nations to allow inspectors full access to any site of any purported chemical weapons attack. syria's deputy foreign minister says -- the pentagon has prepositioned four warships with armed cruise missiles pore the region. chris, this is big news, this is why obviously inspectors got there, they want to get to the bottom of what really happened. think they can now? >> it is possible, we know that secretary of state john kerry was speaking with his counterpart the fore
is vulnerable too. >> it almost reads like a movie script. it happened this week to a family in texas. are you freaked out yet? it's not just baby monitors at risk, and your home can be hacked too, if you are not careful. imagine your 2-year-old daughter sleeping and an outsider watching her through the baby monitor. that's what happened to a family in texas this weekend. they discovered the problem when they heard a man yelling at their toddler, reading her name off her bedroom wall. >> he said wake up, alison, you little [ bleep ]. >> the gilberts believed their house was hacked. and somebody kind of did. and there are more and more ways to hack your house, and many devices that are vulnerable. >> i can tell the light to please unlock the door. >> that's a hacker, literally unlocking your door. the smart lock is connected to a device that enables you to control your appliances from your home, and a researchers found a flaw in that device. >> i ran code on the light and compromised it, just setting up a backdoor, or i can control any device hooked up to it. >> in a world full of these devices
in texas, senator cruz, in a heated town hall. could an awkward moment be coming for two conservative stars in the lone star state? here in gotham, anthony weiner's wild spiral to single digits may have opened the door for an unexpected contender and maybe the next mayor. bill de blasio. feeling like he's got a lot of mojo with just 20 days till primary day. good morning from new york city. it's wednesday, august 21st. it's "the daily rundown." my first reads of it the mornin. we're going to start with some domestic politics. the state of both political parties is anything but strong these days. the only reason there isn't much hand ringing about the democratic party is because the republican party is the one in such disa ray. the open warfare has become a more public spectacle than we've seen in years. many republican leaders are exhausted from dealing with the tea party and some seem to be downright giddy over what's happened in the last week. they don't put their name on their giddiness. not even 250 days old and already he's become probably among the most recognizable faces of the tea p
abbott would absolutely demolish idiot in wendy davis texas in governor race. run wendy run. >>> the recall effort against san diego mayor bob filner is under way. they're gathering signatures to oust the mayor. >>> actress susan sarandon hosted a fund-raiser at her ping-pong club in new york. >>> president george w. bush took a whopping 50 trips to his texas ranch, totalling 323 days in the same time period. >>> that's going to do it for your morning dish scrambled politics. >>> here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. how many vacation days for you? >> 43 if i'm lucky. >>> let's talk about what's going on out there with the weather. over the weekend, got drenched in the southeast. the big story, all of the pictures of that devastating fire in idaho, that's where it's located there, just north of the fairfield area. idaho has definitely been one of the bull's eye points. yesterday, it was 97 in boise. 90 in billings. 98 in denver. lot of the heat that's in the west is now going to head east, after another cool weekend. it looks like temperatures are going to soar this weekend.
yesterday. it's going to push into texas. keep that in mind for next week. for this weekend, it has a bigger impact. the reason for that, that stationary front that drenches the southeast. that is still here. we are pulling in all the tropical moisture with it. the low will pull the stationary front backward meaning more rain will go into the southeast and thread up the eastern sea board. how much rain are we talking about? three to five in tallahassee. charleston, two to four inches. friday, you can see the moisture pull sboog florida and into georgia. as we get through saturday, we see it spread back to louisiana and mississippi. notice toward the mid-atlantic, the moisture and chance for showers, nothing like the south. either way, the clouds are moving in. heavy rain toward texas. still raining in the southeast. we are talking about the combination bringing eight inches of rain that have been soaked. >> the rain is really stuck there in the southeast. >> this unbelievable amount of rain. this summer, we have seen way over, 10 to 15 inches over. >> how many inches of rain have they seen?
customers to switch. texas is a highly competitive market. hundreds of different plan choices in the marketplace and for us we want to build relationships with customers that last decades. it is about getting a customer to switch. a slightly higher price he paid during the day but all the electricity is free at night so training customers to use less during the day and take advantage of the free offer at night builds the opportunity to lower the total bill. melissa: we have the problem in new york city when it is very hot, everybody piles on with the air-conditioning and the whole thing shuts down any cost everyone. are you trying to clear the load during the day to take more businesses on and encourage people to give them an incentive to do their laundry at night or on the weekend and clear the way for business users? turn your air-conditioning down? speaker that is what you have to love about texas, it is hot in texas. two-thirds of the energy is on air-conditioning. it is about bringing the load down during the day, couple degrees difference can save you a lot of money and
went? he went to his ranch in texas. you know what he did on his ranch in texas? he chopped wood. he went to his own home. >> you got to let her talk, one at a time. our audience needs to hear. >> these democrats, sean. he went to his own ranch. christie, i realize that you're a conservative woman makes you feel uncomfortable. you feel that you have to constantly interrupt me. it doesn't work. i'm going to continue with my point and you're going to listen. >> let her talk. >> george bush, let's act like a lady, okay. george bush went to his ranch in texas and he chopped wood and he cleared brush, and he was -- >> he was -- >> he was in constant contact with his administration, he was in constant contact with his cabinet. now, barack obama if you remember back, really, in 2009 he was, when we had that almost terrorist attack on a flight that was going from amsterdam to detroit, and a president was vacationing in hawaii and it took him days to make an announcement about that? >> hang on. one at a time. listen, please, christie, we have to go one at a time, our audience wants to hear fr
'll use the other half. more than they used to. starting with texas and continuing presumably with the other states that had had laws blocked by the voting rights act before the supreme court ruling but now feel like they can go ahead. so texas first. maybe alabama. maybe mississippi. maybe north carolina after today. sometimes you use the bully pulpit. sometimes you have the authority to weigh in and stop something directly. sometimes when you lose that authority, as justice department did during the, with the voting rights act case. sometimes when you lose that authority, you instead decide you're going to sue. what is the range of options available to you? and how do you use it? how do you still try to make progress when some avenues toward the progress you want to make are blocked? on the issue of drugs and criminal justice, the obama administration made it a priority to try to reduce the huge disparity in sentencing for crack cocaine versus powder cocaine. i mean, if cocaine is the problem, why be so much more lenient for one variety of cocaine and so much more strict for
texas, ted cruz, continues his crusade against funding the affordable care act. but texas governor rick perry now wants $100 million of the funding that ted cruz wants to kill. the affordable care act funding and you he wants that directed texas. he claims to be just as opposed as ted cruz is, but now he is looking at obtaining medicaid funding from the affordable care act for texas. and ari melber is shocked, right? you're just stunned. >> it is stunning. the saddest part of the article in"politico," reporting that if this is actually discussed, perry may back out. >> two minutes left in the show. >> so we're not helping. >> let's talk about it, or something else. we're not supposed to discuss it because this will be bad for the people of texas if perry doesn't vote for this medicaid funding. >> and i think republicans, which is sad, they are even aware of it. their argument is yeah, we don't want any money for our people to have this health care. you have money in the program, more than some expected given that republicans claimed they would go against it. and several more, according
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in texas, even though she's serving a 99 year sentence, and is suspected of murdering dozens of other children. janeane jones is a former pediatric nurse that allegedly targeted children. now she has a legal way out of prison and law enforcement has only way of keeping her inside, by finding another victim whose life was cut short like chelsea mclellan's. >> reporter: back in 1982, chelsea mclellan, just 15 months old, needed immunizations. it was routine stuff. chelsea's mother took her to the local clinic. but what happened next was anything but routine. that's because janeane jones was the nurse on duty at the clinic. chelsea's home remembers what happened next when all hell broke loose. >> she gave her her first shot in her left thigh, and she immediately started gasping for air. turned around and gave her another one, and she immediately just went limp and quit breathing. >> reporter: in the chaos of rushing chelsea to the hospital, janeane jones somehow slipped into the ambulance and gave the little girl a third shot. she would later learn that she was injected with a muscle rel
an ally. ♪ >>> senator ted cruz wants everyone to know he's an american. the texas republican has come under fire after a recent article revealed his dual citizenship. he was born in can do to an american mother, cuban father. he became a citizen as soon as he was born in the country. the senator addressed the potential 2016 landmine yesterday in attempt to set the record straight. >> dallas morning news wrote a story where they said they talked to some canadian immigration experts that looked at the law and said technically because i was born there i might technically have dua citizenship. a number of folks asked in the wake of that if i would renounce my canadian citizenship, and my response was, listen, if it turns out that's correct, shen sure, i wi -- then sure, i will renounce it. representing the state of texas, i think it is only appropriate that i be only an american. >> the commentary, the senator was talking, you can't even imagine. we will get to that in a moment. so dana, your thoughts on this? this is interesting. he is getting attacked by his own party, raising the issue
. >> jeffrey, thank you. >>> and back here at home tonight, and to a break in the case in texas, after a remarkable 911 call. a brave boy as his home was being robbed, calling for help. and the calming voice at the other end of the line. here tonight, abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: listen closely as 12-year-old deion murdoch dials 911, alone in his texas home. >> 911. where is the emergency? hello? >> someone is trying to break into my house. they just broke the window, ma'am. >> they just broke the window? what room are you in? >> i'm in my mother's room right now. please hurry. >> is your house -- i am. stay on the phone with me. >> reporter: the dispatcher tells little deion to go into the closet, doing her best to reassure him along the way. as police say these two young men break into the house. >> i'm going to have to whisper now because i think they're coming in. please hurry. >> they are, they are. >> they're in there. >> they're inside the room now. >> reporter: then, chilling silence for a full minute. >> you there? deion? okay, just stay there. the officers, i think they're
to be back. >>> this is a giant multimillion dollar clock. that is being built in the hills of west texas. it's about 2,000 feet elevation, not sure exactly where in west texas it is, but it's out about 2,000 feet. it's supposed to stand 200 feet tall. when it's done, this clock is supposed to keep time for 10,000 years. apparently the plan is that every year for the next 10,000 years, this clock keeping time will go off like a coo-coo clock and play a fresh new sound every year for 10,000 years. it is being built. it was dreamed up by some big thinkers. there are famous big thinkers that are on the board of this project like the great brian eno. they've been working on this since 1996. it so far has cost tens of millions of dollars. the man who has put up at least $40 million of the money spent so far on this clock is the man whose signature you'll find here at the bottom of www.10,000yearclock.net. if you can't read that, it is jeff bezos, the founder of amazon.com, he's the deep pockets behind this 10,000-year 200-foot tall project. i learned this in a profile of jeff bezos in the "wall st
to confirm a couple of these people and boom, that's it. >> let's hear the pitch. ted cruz down in texas the other night. >> if president obama decides that he's going to force a partial temporary government shutdown, and it's worth noting the last time that happened, we saw number one the parade of horrible people like to talk about on tv that didn't happen. what happened was a temporary suspension of nonessential federal government spending. >> well, that's, of course, what happens if he does blink. of course, what this is ridiculous. let's play around with this nuclear button for awhile and see what happens. if you don't do it, it doesn't do it. but if both sides take that point of view, what happens? >> then we do have a shutdown. >> and default and it keeps going. >> i think obama is going to stand this time. he knows he caved in 2011. i think he's going to stand a little tougher. most people will blame the republicans. most people know the republicans are saying no to everything and causing more trouble. >> jim you said something. he's not the oldest guy in the world. i'm older tha
, and congressman kevin brady, republican from texas, i think we're abusing the word tax reform. tax reform to you and i i'm pretty sure means lower rates, fewer deductions so you grow tax revenue. i think that's what tax reform is for you and i. for senator reid and most democrats it's a tax increase and i say despite your good intentions and your star power in congress, congressman brady, you haven't got it prayer of getting real tax reform through this congress. what say you? >> strongly disagree. look, i think, it's been about halfway through 30 down haul meetings focused on tax reform. people had enough of the irs and this tax code, for families and small businesses, you know, they want simpler fair tax codes that protects them, the taxpayers, not special interest and they want a tax code that helps america compete and win. what they don't believe is that tax reform should bail out washington's spending problems, like harry reid suggests. what most of us believe is that spending cuts get us about halfway to balanced budget, but strong economic growth through tax reform, gets us the rest of th
millionaires today, in colorado, texas and oklahoma, powerball ticket holders earned a $2 million prize. there were $1 million winner in a total of 16 states. white says he's been banking on this win for a while, something he joked about in a game with his siblings. >> the joke was their financial plan consists is of playing the lottery. everybody picked my name and they thought it was funny then. who is right now? >> reporter: white says his first purchase is likely going to be a 63 impala for his 80-year-old dad. as for the stores that sold those winning tickets they are all going to get a little jackpot of its own. this stop and shop says it's likely going to donate it's money to the community. people have been lining up to get their powerball tickets for saturday night's drawing, another $40 million. >> i love his first purchase by the way. thank you so much. >>> still ahead on "world news." go get your old cell phones. we're going to show you a new way to put hundreds of dollars in your pocket right now. it's real money. and the new thrill awaiting you on your vacation. is your fam
. and he is fighting new voter i.d. laws in texas, and north carolina. among others. then, president obama's decision in june of last year, to halt de deportation proceedings for the illegal immigrants who came to u.s. back in february of 2011, president decided that defense and marriage act was unconstitutional. instructing his attorney general to noolonger defend the law in court. obama administration ordering centers for disease control to research gun violence, which congress had halted nearly a decade and a half ago, and went around congress to waive the work requirement in welfare program, attorney general holder did contradict himself in a substantial fashion, federal prosecutors cannot, and should not, bridge every case or charge every defendant who stands accused of violating federal law, some issues are best handled at state or local level. lou: nearly all issues are best handled at state or local level. but the attorney general statements dismiss rereality of a year wrong involvement by the obama justice department in prosecution of george zimmerman. more than 2thousand federal
others in the texas army post back in 2009 p.m. major hasan has remained mostly silent during the trial. in his opening statement he said the evidence would show he switched sides. i mentioned the deliberations began. do we know anything more than that? >> reporter: no other than they just started. they got to work at about 1:45 p.m. texas time, 2:45. many people believe this is an open and shut case. they go through all the charges. there's 45 total. a little confusing but hasan charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder. and then 32 counts of attempted predemeditated murder. both sides agreed to the less near clueded offense, unpremeditated murder, attempted unpremeditated murder and two variations of aggravated assault. these lesser included offensives under the premeditated murder umbrella we should point out a unanimous decision by the 13 member package is not required for a guilty verdict in a court martial rather a two-thirds majority, in other words, shepard, nine of the 13 panel members. >> what did the prosecution cover in its closing? >> reporter: it lasted about an hour a
a police officer in texas in 1995. they are extremely worried about him. right now he would be considered a colossal flight risk, even if he were arrested. therefore, when they issued a warrant for his arrest for the murder of the mother, they made sure attached to that would be a $1 million bond should he be taken in to custody. they just levelled one charge at him, a homicide. but likely to follow a second homicide charge, possibly kidnapping charges and arson charge and a cruelty to animals charge because anderson also burned in the fire was a dog. a whole host of charges against this man who they consider to be dangerous. >> as i said, the remains found in the house were consistent or other remains were consistent with those of an 8-year-old child. do we know much about the relationship between these this man and the family? i understand he was kind of life-long friends of -- or at least acquaintances of the family. >> no, it is friends, anderson. very strong relationship. possibly even best friends. they say that mr. dimaggio, jim dimaggio and the father had known each other more tha
. private sectors in states are innovating just fine. the university of texas is offering $10,000 degrees. more and more people are learning online and making those kind of choices that work for them. >> will you talk to your friends on capitol hill and talk about that increase at community colleges because we do need that increased investment, absolutely. but i do think we also need innovation and competition in the higher education market. i think that's what the point of the president's speech was today. this is a market that's not working. the costs are too high. the value is not there. we need to increase the value and increase the transparency. >> let me give you an example. >> the president today at one of his big new plans, big new ideas, is financial literacy for college students. did you know there are already 56 financial programs for financial literacy? how many times do taxpayers need to pay for the same thing over and over again? >> i think you're making a slightly different point here besides what college students need. college students need to know when they're signing on
is continuing to stay in place across texas, louisiana. that is why we expect more flooding. we've picked up over a foot of rain in some of these areas, flashing flood warnings. expected today into tomorrow. >>steve: thank you very much. another soggy day here in new york city as is the case for 16 years on "fox & friends" when we have summer interns, winter interns on their last day of work, we put them on television. let me introduce you to this intern. she wants to do sports. >> the ncaa is getting out of the jersey business. the decision was made after seeing memorabilia for individual schools for the ncaa web site. he says the site is only supposed to carry generic items. the announcement comes days after johnny manziel was accused of selling some of his jerseys force $7, 500, a violation of the ncaa policy. being lebron james gets a lot of perks but skipping jury duty is not one of them. the star posted this photo to insta tkpwraeupl with the caption -- instagram, jury duty time. tony stuart broke his leg in a car sprint crash. doctors say stewart needs a second surgery. he will most l
. >> we can defund obama care. >> reporter: at least potential contenders like texas republican senator ted cruz. one of the headliners over the weekend at the family leadership sum it in iowa. a key stop on these presidential proving grounds. >> we need to abolish the irs. >> reporter: cruz even took a swipe at a possible rival. >> vice president joe biden -- [ laughter ] yeah, the nice thing is you don't even need a punch line. >> reporter: speaking of the vice president, an aide confirmed he'll be the speaker at a state fry hosted by senator tom hearken next month. a stage he shared with then senators barack obama and hillary clinton six years ago. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: while an aide says biden is only make up for missing last year's gathering, it's a sign he's keeping the door open for 2016, with pundits endlessly reading into hillary clinton's paid appearances. her upcoming appearance with terry, not to mention her lunch with the president. >> keep in mind, she's been there before. she doesn't have to measure them. >> reporter: but former advisers to clinton insist t
shooting massacre guilty. we'll go live to fort hood, texas. >> plus, president obama's first comments on reports of terrifying chemical gas attacks in syria in an exclusive interview with cnn. details and chris cuomo about the horrific new images shocking the world. >> and the country's most dangerous job revealed. it has a death rate topping any other american profession. the details of a surprising new report just ahead. wolf blitzer is off. i'm jessica yellin, you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin now with breaking news out of fort hood, texas where a military jury has found army psychiatrist major nidal hasan guilty on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder in the november 2009 shooting rampage. the conviction makes him eligible for the death penalty. and cnn is in fort hood, texas. ed, you have been following this closely. what is next in all of this for nidal? >> well, you know, jessica, the verdict hardly has been a surprise given hasan's first word in the trial were that "clearly this evidence was going to show i was the shooter." the guilty verdicts toda
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